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july 17

  • Posted on July 18, 2019 at 7:38 pm

one more row on my temperature tracker…
july 17

my garden grows in sunshine and shadows

  • Posted on July 17, 2019 at 8:14 pm

i’m re-reading the benni harper mystery series (by earlene fowler) and was inspired to crochet a quilt, this is the complete color repeat, but i need to add a couple more rows before it is big enough to start squaring of the corners

my garden grows in sunshine and shadows

meet pinkie

  • Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:53 pm

i love being on the knitmunks team, but there were some adorable elephants done by the elefelts, and i just had to do one of these for my girls. of course it had to be pink, because who doesn’t need a little pink elephant in their life? 😉
i tried to get one of the girls to pose with pinkie, but they were all of busy do other things, maybe later?
meet pinkie
meet pinkie
meet pinkie
he’s a modified version of gustav the balancing elephant

poppies for remembrance

  • Posted on June 18, 2019 at 6:41 am

we are attempting to make 1-200 poppies to sell the end of october, to raise money for the local veterans fund.

i have a large ball of white crochet cotton to work with, when done i will dye them all red, add black button centers and pin backs

here is the first batch (43) crocheted and dyed
first batch

april 26th

  • Posted on April 27, 2019 at 9:49 am

yay for spring!
april 26 temperature tracker 2

all done and blocking

  • Posted on June 18, 2017 at 10:46 pm

got the border finished. now time to soak it and block it flat. i tried out my new blocking wires. once i threaded it through the edges and figured out how to pin it, i was impressed with how easy it is to block straight and square.

blocking

went to publish this post and found out someone had hacked my blog and replaced my posts with a bunch of yucky pictures. i almost cried. luckily my husband was able to delete it all and use the backup to get my posts back. if you happened to come here while the x-rated stuff was up, you have my sincerest apologies and hopefully we have got it fixed so they can’t come back!

nearing completion

  • Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

working on the borders now. a good border ties all the colors together and is like a frame for the main picture. this afghan seemed to require a more elaborate “frame” than just a simple sc border. i’m liking it so far, though my need for a good blocking becomes more evident the further i get.
border started

it’s all coming together now

  • Posted on May 27, 2017 at 11:55 pm

crocheting the squares together took a surprisingly long time. i single crocheted around each square with natural then single crocheted it together with the next block(s) through the back loop of each adjoining side. my squares all look biased for some reason, i’ve never had that happen before. i’m hoping it will block out

coming together

the afghan continues to grow…

  • Posted on May 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

i added two colors for the ocean, teal feathers and water green for the water and foam as the waves hit the shore. i’m not trying to make a realistic picture here, just using colors that remind me of that long ago beach, so i’m putting them in the order that i like best and think are most appealing.

sea

childhood dreams

  • Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

some of my favorite childhood memories are of visits to my grandmothers house each summer. she lived in vancouver and i loved how green everything was there compared to my prairie home. she also lived within walking distance of the ocean and we spent many days playing in the sand and surf. so when meg asked for a new summery afghan to go in their wicker swing, i had to make something that was reminiscent of those carefree days. i’ll save the garden theme for another day but here is the start of my ocean dreams throw.
sand
three shades of cream/light brown for the sand